Alameda County Youth Poet Laureate 2021 Application

Alameda County Youth Poet Laureate 2021 Application

For all youth ages 13-18 who reside in Alameda County (besides Oakland). More information can be found on our website at aclibrary.org/youth-poet. Email questions to ypl@aclibrary.org. * indicates a required field
  • Name * Required
  • Pronouns * Required
  • All participants must be ages 13-18 as of May 1st, 2021
  • Participants must live in Alameda County, but not in Oakland.
  • Are you able to commit for the full Poet Laureate program year? August 6th, 2021-August 5th, 2022 * Required
  • Name of Guardian * Required
    Please provide the name of your legal guardian if you are under the age of 18 as of May 1st, 2021.
  • Please provide an email address so we can contact your guardian.
  • Please provide a phone number just in case we don't hear back via email.
  • Name of Adult Sponsor * Required
    This is the person who will write you a letter of recommendation if you advance to the interview round. Choose someone who knows your writing, school performance or community involvement.
  • Introduce yourself in 250 words or less. Tell us who you are and what poetry means to you! This will be used as your bio if you advance to the final round.
  • List any awards or honors you have received, including anywhere your work has been published, any community service, work experience, or activism you have done.
  • Upload three poems totaling no more than ten pages in a one attachment. Please do NOT include your name in the document as the first phase of judging is anonymous.
    Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, jpg, gif, png.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
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